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When We Encountered a Mountain Lion on our Roof
We sincerely believed that we had encountered a mountain lion on our roof at 4:00 AM in the Spring. Hayim was face to face with it--it was not afraid at all. We tried to take its picture, but all was got was too glowing eyes up on the roofline as it waited for squirrels near the giant oak tree overhanging the roof. We later decided it had been a racoon but I will not give up the myth of the mountain lion on the roof. He has become the Mythic Cat.

being

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Being Translucent With You Near the Water as Days Pass
...trying to capture the sense that something beyond us exists and that unless we are looking spiritually (not just with our two eyes), we can't see it. Plus a little bit of romance :)

blue mountain lion

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Blue Mountain Lion, Bowl of Sunsets by the River
I am trying to capture a sense of calm but also the sense of how fast it is all passing, the days, the nights, the river. I gave this to Kirsten Eykel, an amazing yoga teacher. Her favorite Kundalini mantra is inscribed in the little book.

april

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April in Rancho Mirage
Still thinking about the desert horizon and the translucency of our attempts to glimpse the spirituality that surrounds us like colors in the light spectrum our eyes can't quite see. Winter is ending in the desert...

angels

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Angels Indicating Spheres, Rancho Mirage
Michael Shermer, in his book "Believing Brains", speaks of "patternicity": the tendency to find meaningful patterns in both meaningful and meaningless data; and "agenticity": the tendency to infuse patterns with meaning, intention, and agency. I am imagining this as translucent images glimpsed in the distance. The pool is modeled on my parents pool in Rancho Mirage. "Patternicity" and "agenticity" might be creations of the brain, but that doesn't necessarily mean that God couldn't have created that feature when creating humans.

harvesting

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Harvesting Sunset Lanterns with the Mountain Lion
The mountain lion has not returned to our backyard, even though we have listened intently :) Perhaps it is too too hot. I am caught with the idea of picking sunsets--I am trying to "talk about" the passage of time and a sense of the divine with the image of gathering sunsets. Given to Akasha Starr, a belly dancer and yoga instructor, to whom it obviously belonged before I even knew it.

yellow cat

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Yellow Cat at Sunset
I started with the idea of spirituality as a tree/angel at sunset (still thinking about associating the finite passage of human time with gathering sunsets) but the drawing got very strange and "eastern." In the end, I only understand the little yellow kitty watching the fish in the pool of water, so that is what this is about.

qumran moons qumran

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Qumran Moons
From a Teaching Company lecture series on the Dead Sea Scrolls, about an Essene sect of Jews living in isolation in the desert caves worshiping the Torah and G-d between approx. 200 BCE and 70 CE. She is counting the time by counting the new moons. She is sad because only peaceful people seek peace and the Romans seek only to conquer and destroy.

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Merkavah Mysticism
Ezekiel talked about the Throne Chariot of God. Over the centuries this developed into Merkavah Mysticisms.

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Mountain Drumming Chariots in the Distance

We are making noise in the desert, waiting for signs. Time out of mind the Hittite chariotts are off in the distance. Will we meet in Kumran? Blessed be he who spoke and the world came into being.

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